Daily Discovery-They Go Boom!!-Tumbledown Weekend

They Go Boom!! are a 90's indie pop duo from Margate, Kent in the UK; their 1995 album Atlantic was just reissued on Chicago's Sunday Records. "Tumbledown Weekend," one of the standout tracks from Atlantic, is chock full of irresistible melodies, all of them tinged with a sense of wistful sadness. It makes for a … Continue reading Daily Discovery-They Go Boom!!-Tumbledown Weekend

Stare At Your Shoes-Echo Lake-Waves

Echo Lake is a four-piece indie outfit from London, active since 2010. "Waves" from the band's 2015 album Era, charges forward for six and a half minutes on the strength of brawny guitar and driving drums. Thom Hill's production flourishes include organ-like synth tones and dissonant walls of sound that come crashing through like a … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Echo Lake-Waves

Daily Discovery-Ego Ella May-Tea & Sympathy

Ego Ella May is a South London neo-soul singer and songwriter whose album So Far is due for release this September on Tru Thoughts Records. "Tea & Sympathy" is the first single released from So Far, and it perfectly showcases May's slinky, spacey sound. The track, produced by fellow Londoners Wu-Lu and Budgie, opens with … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Ego Ella May-Tea & Sympathy

Stare At Your Shoes-Air Formation-Tidal

Air Formation are a shoegaze band from the town of Sussex in South East England. They've been around since 2002 and actually just put a record out last year, but are likely best known for their 2007 release Daylight Storms. That album includes the song "Tidal," which sounds like someone took the string coda from … Continue reading Stare At Your Shoes-Air Formation-Tidal

Daily Discovery-Speedbooth-Skatehorn

Speedbooth is the current musical pseudonym of Kevin Cormack, an Orkney-via-London guitarist and experimenter who has played in groups including Jam Money and Half Cousin. The music found on Speedbooth's new self-titled album (released on Spillage Fete Records) clinks and clatters, almost like it has to fight its way through a particularly messy room in … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Speedbooth-Skatehorn

Daily Discovery-Samh-We Are Not Physical

Today's find, "We Are Not Physical," comes to us from Huddersfield, UK artist Samh; it's the first single off his upcoming release glowinglow (Saving Grace). The artist describes his sound as "Music written in dreams, on top of mountains and during out of body experiences," and this track's lyrics certainly detail some kind of transcendent … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Samh-We Are Not Physical

Unraveling Learned Structures – A Q+A With Renaissance Woman Jelly Cleaver

Jelly Cleaver A few weeks ago, Bored In Pittsburgh featured the track "VI II V" by London-based artist Jelly Cleaver. A true polymath, she ties together threads from classic rock, jazz, philosophy, poetry, and politics to create a rich musical experience on both her 2017 debut Cure For An Existential Crisis and her new release … Continue reading Unraveling Learned Structures – A Q+A With Renaissance Woman Jelly Cleaver

Daily Discovery-Timothy Girdler-Your Head Was Floating On A Cloudy Day To Keep The Beast At Bay

Sometimes, you just want to hear a short acoustic instrumental at the end of a busy day. With today's find, Plymouth, UK artist Timothy Girdler delivers just such a blessing. I don't feel like typing the excellent, but lengthy, name of the track out again, so please refer to the title of this post if … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Timothy Girdler-Your Head Was Floating On A Cloudy Day To Keep The Beast At Bay